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For those who are wondering, here are some more details about the event. We ran at Firebird Intl' Raceway on their main track. It is 1.6 miles long with 13 turns. The main straightaway is 5/8 of a mile long - you can build up ALOT of speed in that 5/8 of a mile. Coming to the braking cones I was at 120-125. From there it was into a hard left that continued to bleed off, then back into another hard left. A total blast. Definetely gave my car and tires a good workout.
Before I went out I had Dave Z send me HT10 Track pads, Motul 600 fluid and stainless lines. For anyone that is planning on tracking your car this is a MUST do. Even with the upgrades (my rotors were nominal however, I will order floating euro rotors tommorow) the car needed all the brakes it had. I would not even consider running the car without working on the brakes first. The Hawk HT10's worked amazingly well, they really grab when they get hot. Off of the main straight I was going from 125 to about 25 in a few hundred feet. It definetely comes up fast.
To anyone who wants to have one of the best experiences they can I say go do it. I can already tell that this is a very addictive habit. I can pretty much guarantee that I will be dreaming of steering hard through chicanes tonight and hitting that strait and going all out.
Current Toys: 2000 M5 with lots of goodies, 1997 993 Targa mostly stock, 2002 Jeep GC all set for offroad, 2004 Acura TL bone stock